Ubisoft opening Rabbids Amusement CenterPublisher’s first foray into family entertainment centers opens doors in Montreal this AugustBrendan SinclairManaging EditorWednesday 27th April 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleUbisoftUbisoft isn’t expected to open its theme park until 2020, but the publisher isn’t waiting that long to test the location-based entertainment waters. The publisher today announced the August opening of its first Rabbids Amusement Center in the West Island area of Montreal.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Montreal stood out as the ideal city for testing the concept and launching a new type of amusement center,” Ubisoft Canada managing director Olivier Ernst said. “It goes without saying that we’re thrilled to develop this major project, right here at home, in Quebec.”Ernst added that the Rabbids brand has universal appeal and will make a solid foundation on which to build “a physical, accessible, and truly fun experience for the entire family.”Ubisoft has invested greatly in moving Rabbids away from its original status as a Rayman series spin-off and toward being a brand unto itself. Beyond the franchise’s 14 million games sold in nearly a decade, it has also spawned a dedicated TV series.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 11 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis 2 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
ABC News (SENTOSA ISLAND, Singapore) — The U.S.-North Korea summit gives Dennis Rodman, one of few Americas to meet with Kim Jong Un, “a little more shine of a light” for his efforts to “bring peace between the two countries,” the former NBA star and somewhat informal ambassador to the North told “Good Morning America” Tuesday.“I just feel like that it [the meeting] almost didn’t happen you know, but I’m glad it did. I guess it gave me a little more shine of a light as far as like knowing the fact that I did something pretty, pretty historical as far as like bringing awareness to North Korea and some of the issues that’s over there,” Rodman said.He added: “People thought that I was trying to overstep my boundaries, thought I was a dignitary, an ambassador, human relations or something like that. But I was trying to be someone that brings peace between the two countries.”In the interview with “GMA” co-anchor Michael Strahan, Rodman, who is often criticized for his cordial relationship with the North Korean leader, praised his improbable friend.“I like the guy,” Rodman, 57, said. “I like the culture and he gave me the opportunity to get to know him. He’s a genuine guy.”“He actually cares about what goes on in the world. I don’t look at him as a dictator,” he added. “I look at him as more like a person who really wants to try to blend into the world.The former reality-TV star seemed to turn a blind eye to the perceived human rights violations committed in the isolated authoritarian state, including “an almost complete denial of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion” and the use of prison labor camps, deliberate starvation, executions, and other methods of torture to deter dissent, according to a 2014 United Nations report.“I don’t know anything about him being a dictator,” Rodman said Tuesday. “I’ve never seen that side of North Korea.”“My heart’s never been in hatred and I hope this is a great start for Trump and Kim Jong Un. I hope people can put this behind,” he added.“I’m so thankful and fortunate we didn’t talk about politics. I think that would have ruined our friendship that we have right now.”After years of building a friendship with Kim through multiple visits to Pyongyang and their shared love of basketball, Rodman suggested that he played a supporting role in laying the groundwork that ultimately led to the summit by bringing “awareness” to North Korea.“I’ve said it from day one: I think the fact that people really didn’t realize what I was actually going to North Korea for,” he said. “People thought that what I was doing was more of a joke more of a stunt, more of a publicity stunt pretty much, and I was just trying to spread the word, the fact of why I was going over there because I like the guy. I like the culture and he gave me the opportunity to get to know him.”He also appears to be the only person who has personal relationships with both leaders at the high-stakes summit. Adorned in a “Make America Great Again” hat, the early Donald Trump supporter who endorsed then-candidate Trump in July 2015 in a tweet, delivered his full support for the president, telling ABC News, “Trump can have all the credit. I just want them to talk.”Rodman has known Trump since appearing on the reality-TV show “Celebrity Apprentice,” and said he spoke to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders before the summit.Sanders called to convey that “Trump was very pleased with the things that I’ve been saying about our country and about him,” Rodman said.As one of the most notable visitors in recent years to North Korea, Rodman is aware of his role as an informal diplomat but insisted he “never wanted to step on anyone’s toes” during this historic moment.“I’m just trying to speak just love throughout no matter what the situation is and I never wanted to step on anyone’s toes,” he said. “It’s a great, great step in moving forward in the world and I hope that we can continue this and I think it’s a great, great opportunity for the world to see what’s going to happen.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
LNH: Saint Raphael overtake second place – First point for Chartres SHOCK THERAPY: Chartres sack Mahe senior! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe team with the highest budget in the French PRO2, Chartres,presented some newcomers only two days after promotion to the LNH! Chartres beat Mulhouse in the Play-Off Final for the second place in the French Elite competition after Ivry, who won the regular part of the competition.Some new players will help Chartres to avoid relegation battle in their debut in the elite. Turkish right back Can Celebi is coming from Croatian vice-champions RK Nexe Nasice. Martin Gaillard, goalkeeper Yohann Ploquin (three years from Aix) and Russian line-playeer Alexander Pyshkin (2 years from Sankt Petersburg) are also reinforcement for the upcoming season. Related Items:Chartres Toni Gerona to lead French Chartres until 2023 Click to comment Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Twitter Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ By Jon Zimney – November 28, 2019 0 229 Previous articleJudge blocks challenge to Indiana’s religious objections lawNext articleMishawaka Police Remind You to Shop Safely Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest High winds leave 44,000 without power across Indiana and Michigan (“power lines” by Christine, CC BY-SA 2.0) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — High winds across Indiana have blown over trees and left tens of thousands of power customers without service.The National Weather Service recorded a 66 mph wind gust in Valparaiso, a 64 mph gust in Adams County in northeastern Indiana and a 60 mph gust at Indianapolis International Airport. It also received reports of trees being blown down across the state.The weather service said in a statement that the winds were creating difficult travel conditions for high-profile vehicles.Indiana Michigan Power released the following information on Thursday morning about power outages in the Michiana area:I&M understand the inconvenience of being without power, especially on Thanksgiving. Crews are out in full force, and additional assistance arrived this morning to help restore power as soon as possible.Yesterday’s winds exceeded forecasts, with gusts exceeding 60mph across I&M. Benton Harbor peaked at 63mph, Fort Wayne at 61, and Muncie at 62. Outage numbers peaked at 13,000 yesterday, but more than 22,000 customers were affected in total as winds continued throughout the day. More than 90% of all customers have been restored.Approximately 1,200 remain without power, and we’ll continue to work until everyone’s lights are back on. Muncie is fully restored, and those crews moved up to assist the Fort Wayne area this morning. As the South Bend and Elkhart districts finish up, those crews are moving to assist in Southwest Michigan.OUTAGE UPDATE11-28-19 | 10:00 a.m.OUTAGE NUMBERSThe approximate number of outages in Indiana and Michigan areas as of 9:30 a.m. are:Indiana Total Customer Outages: 600Fort Wayne area: fewer than 400Muncie/Marion area: Fully restoredSouth Bend/Elkhart area: approximately 200Michigan Total Customer Outages: 600Benton Harbor area: approximately 300Buchanan area: fewer than 200Three Rivers area: 100ESTIMATED RESTORATION TIMES (ETRs)South Bend –100% by noon todayElkhart – 100% by noon todayFort Wayne – all but two outages restored by 4:00 p.m. today. The two outages extendingbeyond 4 p.m. involve multiple broken poles loaded with equipment or in hard-to-access areas,and affect ~275 customers total.All districts –100% restored by noon today WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichigan Pinterest Facebook
Belated recognition by EN for Struan Stevenson, the Scottish MEP, who won $50,000 (€40,760) in an essay-writing competition run by the Pennsylvania-based John Templeman Foundation.His essay was about the Semipalatinsk people of East Kazakhstan where the Soviets carried out over 600 nuclear tests in 1949-90. The prize has been donated to the Mercy Corps which provides medical help in the region. Rarely can an MEP’s words have been put to such good effect.
A golden-anniversary celebration is part of the weekend’s festivities as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pays its first visit this season to Dover International Speedway, site of Monday’s Gander RV 400.Here are all the insights for Sunday’s event at the Monster Mile.RELATED: Full Dover schedule | Who’s the favorite?TRACK DETAILSDover International Speedway is a 1-mile oval with 24 degrees of banking in the turns and 9 degrees of banking on the straightaways. The track changed from asphalt to a concrete racing surface for the 1995 season.The track held its first race for NASCAR’s top division in 1969. Monday’s race will the 99th for the series at Dover, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.RULES PACKAGETeams will use the 2019 rules package with a target horsepower of 750 and no aero ducts as part of the aerodynamic devices. The additional downforce of the larger spoiler, splitter and radiator pan is expected to increase corner speeds and heighten the rigorous nature of an already tough track.The return of single-car qualifying begins this weekend for all three national series, including the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The rules change was announced Wednesday, ending a run of five-plus years for multi-car, multiple-round qualifying for all three circuits.RELATED: Single-car qualifying at all oval tracksAll three national series will compete with a new Goodyear tire set-up at Dover. An April 9 tire test confirmed the combination, which alters the left-side tire compound and updates the construction for both left- and right-side tires. Teams will also participate with tire inner liners at Dover, the only track that measures 1 mile or shorter where those are used.Monster Energy Series teams will be provided with three sets of tires for practice, one set for qualifying and nine sets for Sunday’s race. Xfinity and Gander Trucks teams will each have six sets allotted for the weekend.STATS• Team Penske has won eight times at Dover International Speedway, but is experiencing a mild Delaware drought. The organization’s last Monster Mile victory came with Brad Keselowski in September 2012. Team Penske has scored 41 wins on 21 different tracks since its most recent Dover victory.• Jimmie Johnson’s history of Dover dominance earns a place among the all-time best for a driver at a single track. Johnson’s 11 Dover wins are tied for second place in NASCAR’s modern era (starting in 1972- ) with Darrell Waltrip’s 11 Martinsville Speedway victories. Waltrip tops that all-time list with 12 triumphs at Bristol Motor Speedway.PHOTOS: Drivers with at least nine wins at single track• Kyle Busch carries the longest streak of top-10 finishes of his career into Dover this weekend. Busch has recorded top-10 efforts in 12 consecutive races dating back to last November at ISM Raceway near Phoenix. In the last 20 years, only four drivers have strung together more than a dozen top 10s in a row, led by Dale Jarrett’s 15-race streak of top 10s in the 2000 season.Stats courtesy of Racing Insights LIVE COVERAGEThe Gander RV 400 will air on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at noon p.m. ET on Monday, May 6. Fans can also follow along on the live leaderboard on NASCAR.com, get in-car audio on RaceView and watch in-car cameras on NASCAR Drive. Be sure to set your Fantasy Live lineup and sub in your garage pick (if needed) before the end of Stage 2 when rosters lock for good.RELATED: Four on-track events to be streamed on NASCAR.com2018 RACE WINNERKevin Harvick started second and led 201 of the 400 laps last May to score his second Dover victory and to lead a 1-2 sweep by Stewart-Haas Racing. Harvick led the final 63 laps and took the checkered flag 7.450 seconds ahead of teammate Clint Bowyer. ACTIVE DOVER WINNERS Kevin Harvick2 Chase Elliott1 Ryan Newman3 Kurt Busch1 Brad Keselowski1 Kyle Busch3 Jimmie Johnson11 DRIVERWINS Martin Truex Jr.2
Courtlandt was preceded in death by his grandparents Deborah and Douglas Thomas, Mary Wilson and Alonzo Murray; aunt Eartha Williams, uncle Dennis Wilson and cousin Torren Lockwood.He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Tara & Darren Wilson Sr. of Baytown, TX; sisters Emani Thomas of Sugarland, TX, Alani Lofton and Saia Wilson of Baytown, TX, Mary Kyhana Wilson of Houston, TX, LeAndrea Changoo of Hot Spring, AR; brothers De’Angelo Wilson of Austin, TX, Darren Wilson Jr. of Baytown, TX; uncle Doug Williams (Monica) of Houston, TX; great-great aunt Gladiola Campbell of Port Arthur, TX, and a host of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Courtlandt McKay Wilson, 21 of Baytown, TX, entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 30, 2020.Courtlandt was born September 4, 1999 to Tara Wilson and Darren Wilson Sr.He was educated in the Goose Creek Consolidated School District, where he played football since the age of 8. Next UpHe later entered the Job Corps where he received his GED and Welder’s Certificate.He was gainfully employed at Dunavant Logistic Group.Courtlandt’s passion was writing music and performing. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel, 3800 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX with visitation from 12 noon until service time.Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery.
2. Behind the Scenes at First Date’s “First Impressions” Recording Session: In this exclusive music video, First Date stars Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez step up to the mic to record “First Impressions,” their initial duet on the musical’s Broadway cast recording. Even in a studio, these two have chemistry to spare. 5. Behind the Music With Big Fish Composer Andrew Lippa: Go inside the brand new Broadway musical Big Fish with composer Andrew Lippa, who explains how he set the life and tall tales of Edward Bloom to life in songs such as “Fight the Dragons,” “Be the Hero” and the love song “Daffodils.” Krysta Rodriguez 3. Show People With Chita Rivera: Legendary Broadway star Chita Rivera reviews her incredible career—including her start in the chorus and the moment she got the role of Anita in West Side Story—and previews the forthcoming Legendary Celebration benefit performance honoring her 80th birthday. Zachary Levi 1. Kiss & Tell: Backstage at First Date With Krysta Rodriguez, Episode 8: All good things must come to an end, including Krysta Rodriguez’s fun-filled First Date vlog, and the final episode takes our star from the Broadway Flea Market to the Longacre Theatre for a full-cast farewell performance of “Time of My Life.” And she owes it all to you! 4. First Date Flirts With Krysta Rodriguez: You won’t want to miss Krysta Rodriguez’s video questionnaire of romantic likes (other Leos) and dislikes (when guys check out other women during a date), plus how banjo music gets her in the mood, the time her boyfriend broke up with her on Valentine’s Day and why her First Date tattoo is a “douche magnet.” Another week, another batch of exclusive videos to savor on Broadway.com. A trio of First Date features powered their way into our top five list, together with a revealing interview with the great Chita Rivera and a fascinating look at the music of Big Fish. Click below to catch up on our most-watched videos from September 24 through October 1: Star Files Chita Rivera View Comments
The new Honey Hammer and Cycles limited edition. Photo: Russ CampbellIn January 2013, Honey was sort of relaunched with a new focus on building the brand. They kicked it off with a few new projects like the Final 200 Meters crit road bike and the Winterando do-it-all foul weather bike for the New England winters. All in all, they offer a whopping 22 models each for men and women, with a lot of crossover between them, and you can customize quite a bit…so the actual tally is a bit ambiguous. And irrelevant. Just assume they have something to fit your needs.Their latest is the Rasputitsa limited edition version of the All Roads endurance bike. Built and painted to celebrate the “mud season”, the bike comes with entry to the Rasputitsa gravel road race in Vermont this April. Or, choose an entry into the D2R2, Dirty 40, or Honey One Hundred. It includes a goodie bag of lotions, potions and gear from Honey, also. Or, like their Cross is Boss bike launch, you can pick from two other prize packages…Rob Vandermark is president/CEO of Seven Cycles and owns Ride Studio & Cafe. He started Honey Bicycles to expand their offerings with a simpler business model than full custom. All are separate companies, but Honey’s frames are contract built and painted at Seven’s factory.“The idea of Honey is to have a stock bike brand that builds to order,” said Vandermark. “So, stock sizes, but they’re built once someone orders, which lets us add the paint and options they want. And there are a bunch of different kit options to build it the way you want.”Each of the 22 distinct models is offered in up to 12 stock sizes, and each created with a certain type of riding in mind. And each is available in a women’s version with its own geometry and sizing patterns. Tubesets are also chosen specifically for the intended purpose. It all sounds like a lot, but Vandermark says the removal of geometry options makes it pretty simple.While sister brand Seven works with titanium, carbon and steel, Honey only works in steel. But, Chip Baker, Honey’s product manager and brand front man, says they’re pushing the bounds of what can be done with the material. For instance, the Final 200 Meters is a crit racing road bike that they say matches a carbon bike’s stiffness and is lighter than composite frames at the same price point. It was originally only for their team to replace Cervelo carbon bikes, but is now offered to all.2014 BIKE LAUNCHMost of the line carries over from 2013, but there are a couple highlights. Honey showed off the Hammer and Crank and other updates at the Ride Studio Cafe last week. Here’s a little video of courtesy of DirtWire.tv:Bet you want a coffee and/or beer now, eh? And one of those sweet bikes…Technically, the standard All Roads came out last year, but this was its coming out party. The timing’s good with the increased interest in gravel road racing. It gets a low-mount rear disc brake position (inside the rear triangle), which required a re-route of the cable runs compared to their other bikes. Most of the other models use the outside-on-the-seatstay mount as standard.About that Hammer and Cycle edition: It’ll come spec’d with Ultegra Di2 and hydraulic disc brakes with HED wheels. If you can’t make it to one of the events, you can opt for either painted-to-match metal fenders or three sets of Clement tires, one for each type of riding you’re likely to do aboard the bike. Retail is $6,552, and it can run 700c or 650B wheels. All three bonus packages carry a $350 value.There’s also a new SSCX (singlespeed cyclocross) bike that was built to contest the Philly SSCXWC last year. It comes with options for EBB, Paragon sliders or track-style dropouts. Canti or disc brake versions available. (pics of this coming, we hope)Overall, the entire ‘cross bike gets more tire clearance (up to 33 plus lots of mud for the race bikes, and 38 with room for mud on the others) and a slightly stiffer drivetrain. The mountain bikes also get improved frame stiffness, better tire clearance and a new 27.5″ wheel size option. Need some proof they have a massive amount of options? They offer “east coast” and “west coast” geometry.HoneyBikes.com